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House Rules Data

Donald R. Wolfensberger / Research October 11, 2018

Rules data on the 112th, 113th, 114th, and 115th Congresses, compiled by BPC resident scholar Donald Wolfensberger.

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The New Middle on Immigration: The View from Texas

Immigration / Research October 5, 2018

Partnering with the SMU’s Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center, we looked specifically at Texans’ views on the U.S. immigration system.

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Explaining Direct Air Capture

Energy / Research September 12, 2018

There is a growing global appetite for clean technologies and products with reduced emissions, which present market opportunities where American businesses can get ahead.

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Tracking Power Sector Changes in the Years Since the Clean Power Plan

Energy / Research August 6, 2018

In the intervening years between these two rule making efforts for the Clean Power Plan by Obama and Trump administrations, the power sector has evolved markedly.

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Rural Aging: Health and Community Policy Implications for Reversing Social Isolation

Bill Frist, Anand Parekh, MD / Research July 20, 2018

BPC hosted a roundtable to advance the national conversation on reversing social isolation among rural seniors.

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Transparency, Accountability, and Consent in Evidence Building

Evidence / Research July 20, 2018

A firm understanding is needed about what consent means, how the concept is applied in conjunction with transparent notification processes, and how other accountability mechanisms are relevant.

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The New Middle on Immigration

Immigration / Research July 17, 2018

The American people have an urgent desire for the federal government to develop an enforced, fair, and consistent process that addresses systemic issues.

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An Overview of Tax Expenditures

Evidence / Research July 10, 2018

Tax expenditures affect almost every segment of the economy by changing the financial incentives for individuals, families, and businesses.

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TANF and Early Childhood

Education / Research June 29, 2018

For many working families, child care is a basic necessity—and often an expensive one. In families with young children, child care costs are often one of the largest items in the household budget.

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What is the Long-Term Fiscal Outlook for the United States?

Economy / Research June 28, 2018

The federal government is on a dangerous fiscal path. The widening gap between federal revenues and spending leads to the unsustainable trajectory of U.S. debt.

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